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Hours and location

GDC is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California March 16-20, 2020.
Address: 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Conference Hours:
Monday & Tuesday | 9:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday | 9:00am-6:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am-6:30pm
Friday | 10:00am-4:00pm
Expo Hours:
Wednesday-Thursday | 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday | 10:00am-3:00pm

On-site Registration Hours:
Sunday | 7:00am-6:00pm
Monday | 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday | 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday | 8:30am-3:00pm

On-site Press Registration Hours:
Sunday | 3:00pm-6:00pm
Monday-Thursday | 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday | 8:30am-3:00pm

GDC Programs Defined

Summits SessionsDeep dive talks taking place Monday and Tuesday looking at leading-edge and experimental approaches across specialized industry areas. Summits Sessions provide actionable take-aways you can incorporate into your career - now. With 22 Summits in total, the program offers learnings for all types of game professionals.
VRDC SessionsRunning Monday and Tuesday with two specific tracks, VRDC sessions feature experts sharing what they've learned about developing great AR/VR/MR games and applications across various industries including entertainment, travel, retail, fitness, product design, journalism, and sports.
Core Concepts SessionsExploring key issues across the entire industry, Core Concepts sessions cover tried and true techniques and the important lessons learned. Core Concepts take place Wednesday through Friday and include specialty tracks like the Classic Game Postmortem series, the Advocacy Track, and the Game Career Seminar.
Sponsored SessionsHear from leading game technology companies in sponsored sessions throughout the week to learn firsthand about the latest products, tools, services, and techniques.
Sponsor Developer SummitsGet the latest insights and advice on how to use leading game dev tools, direct from the people who make them, in these full-day sponsored programs.
GDC Community SpacesThoughtfully placed throughout the Expo Floor and event common spaces, GDC community spaces provide a welcome respite where you can relax, play games, and meet new people in themed areas for indie games, retro games, alternative controllers, specific industry disciplines, and more.
GDC Connect Meeting ToolThe GDC Connect Meeting tool gives attendees the power to research, request, and set up meetings in exhibitor booths or the GDC Connect Lounge.
GDC MentoringBack by popular demand, and now available to all pass holders, the GDC Mentoring program helps game developers grow their careers by matching advice-seekers with industry veterans volunteering to share their time and experience to help break down industry barriers.
GDC Main StageThe GDC Main Stage features a lineup of industry leaders and entertainment professionals sharing their experiences around important game industry themes.
GDCA and IGF Awards CeremoniesCelebrate the game industry at this vibrant two-part awards ceremony, which kicks off with the IGF Awards (a major celebration of the best in indie gaming) and follows up with the Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer recognition in the video game industry.




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